The Sahrawi Republic participates in the 11th Humanitarian Symposium in Nairobi

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Wed, 11/29/2023 - 18:19

Nairobi (Kenya), November 29, 2023 (SPS) - The Permanent Representative of the Sahrawi Republic to the African Union, Mr. Laman Abaali, participated in the 11th Humanitarian Symposium in Nairobi, held in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, between November 27th and 29th of November.

The Eleventh Session of the AU Annual Humanitarian Symposium hosted by the Department of Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development of the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the Government of the republic of Kenya and the AU Humanitarian Partners, namely, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on 27 – 29 November 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya under the theme “Advancing Effective and Inclusive Humanitarian Action in Africa.


The symposium focused on strategic approaches to advancing effective and inclusive humanitarian action in Africa, in accordance with the collective commitments of the African Union Member States as encapsulated in the 2016 Common African Position on Humanitarian Effectiveness (CAP), the 2022 Malabo Declaration and the 2018 Global Compact on Refugees.The establishment of the African Humanitarian Agency as Africa’s Institutional pillar in responding to forced displacements and disasters on the continent gives effect to the centrality of African States in humanitarian action on the continent and marks a significant development in shaping Africa’s Humanitarian Agenda and Architecture.

Africa faces many humanitarian challenges due to armed conflicts, natural disasters, epidemics and other emergencies, which has led to many humanitarian and security challenges, and these crises often exacerbate weaknesses and inequality between African countries and peoples.